Salvia nemorosa L.
wood sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Bryan Kelly-McArthur     (Photo ID #83718)


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Distribution of Salvia nemorosa
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Species Information

Perennial herb from a rhizome; stems erect, 40-80 cm tall, branched, 4-angled, densely felted with white, woolly hairs.
Opposite, lanceolate to oblong, 5-10 cm long, narrowed at the base, the margins toothed, the teeth mostly hidden by the dense hairs.
Inflorescence a dense, white-woolly spike; corollas tubular, purple, 12-14 mm long, woolly-hairy; calyces tubular, the teeth hidden by the dense hairs.
Nutlets, 4 clustered together.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Dry roadsides and waste places in the steppe zone; rare in S BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; introduced from Europe.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia